Apr 1, 2014

Ever onward

 This is what the Japanese do to trees. I could see new branches starting to grow and in a month or so this tree will be covered with leaves, but it will be small even  though the truck is large. One reason for doing this, I am told, is that trimming the branches like this keeps the root system small so there is less likelihood of damage to the landscaping.
 This old concrete base had a stele, a carved stone and a roofed altar.
Although there were dishes for offerings, the inside was otherwise empty. Maybe the offerings are meant for the carved stone behind the little covered altar.

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